An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Dawn vs Dusk

(Pro 4:18 KJV) But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

In verses 18 and 19 we see some of the contrasts between the way of God and the way of evil.

There is a “path” (734) of “the just" (righteousness NASB) (6662). I think this must be similar to the Highway of Holiness the prophets talk about. I am reminded of so many people that say righteousness is unattainable. If that is true, many of the Bible writers were whistling in the dark.

There is a picture here. Proverbs describes a life of obedience as the “light” (216) of “shining" (dawn NASB) (5051). It is different than the light of dusk. There may be moments that are the same but the total picture is different. Both are changing, but in opposite directions. Being part of God’s family is not static, it is a journey. We must keep moving. We cannot rest on our laurels. As we move through life, if we are focusing on what Proverbs and the rest of the word has to teach, we grow in our understanding of things temporal and eternal.

Righteousness shines “more" (brighter NASB) (1980) on a continuing basis. This is the life of the righteous rooted in wisdom and knowledge. We are constantly learning and growing. We get new insights all the time. We see a future that is glorious and looks better all the time.

We can expect a “full” (3559) “day” (3117).

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